John Lorito is head of the Tax Group and a member of the Management Committee in the Toronto office. His practice focuses on general income tax, with particular emphasis on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, REITs and international tax planning. He has also acted as counsel on federal and provincial income tax appeals before the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court (General Division). John was previously an Adjunct Professor teaching corporate tax at the University of Toronto and a lecturer teaching the Advanced Tax Planning course at Western University. He has been a seminar leader in the Business Law Section of the Ontario Bar Admission course and In-Depth Tax course of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). He has served on the faculty of the Customs Duty and International Trade Course sponsored by the CICA and the Canadian Importers Association and on the Advisory Committee for the CICA’s annual symposium. John is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (Taxation Law Section), Canadian Tax Foundation, American Bar Association and International Fiscal Association.